May 30, 2015 was officially proclaimed Cat Day in Edmonton by the City of Edmonton and Mayor Don Iveson!

How a-meowzing! Read the full proclamation below:

The official City of Edmonton Cat Festival Proclamation (as signed by Mayor Don Iveson) - May 30, 2015.

The official City of Edmonton Cat Festival Proclamation (as signed by Mayor Don Iveson) – May 30, 2015.

Cat Day Proclamation

WHEREAS, 37 purr-cent of Canadian households have cats, making them the most popular pets in the country;

AND WHEREAS, Edmonton is proud to host the Edmonton International Cat Festival, a mew-nique event that celebrates cats and cat culture;

AND WHEREAS, with cativities, presentations, vendors, videos, adoptable cats, and a meet-and-greet with a celebrity cat, this festival includes everything but the kitten sink;

AND WHEREAS, all proceeds from this pawsome event will support the Edmonton Humane Society, Little Cats Lost, and SAFE Team Rescue;

THEREFORE I, MAYOR DON IVESON, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM CATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015 “CAT DAY” IN EDMONTON, ALBERTA’S CAPITAL CITY.

Dated this 30th day of May, 2015

Don Iveson

Last year’s inaugural event was also proclaimed Cat Day!

We are told that the Proclamation Office looks forward to writing Cat Day’s proclamation (because of all the puns!) each year. Can’t wait to see what next year’s says! ;)